Do I need to be in the kitchen while the genie is cooking?

You do not need to stay in the kitchen while the cooking appt is going on. But please feel free to engage in a few minutes of conversation, (by following social distancing) the genies may appreciate it as well. It is their first time in your home & it may help them to feel welcome.

How long is an appt?

An appointment is minimum 1.5 hours. And depending on the number of dishes or complexity of the dish, it may go up. We will let you know if the appt will run over the 2-hour time.

When can I use cookingenie?

You can use it on a date of your choice. You can book a genie on any weekday or weekend, for lunch or for dinner.

Do the Genies serve the food?

Many of our Genies are excellent at plating. Genies won’t wait for you to eat. But if you want the food to be plated in a certain way, please request our genies and they will do their best to support you. For meal prep, please provide the containers that the Genies can use to store the food.  For […]

Can we do custom request to Genie?

Yes, at the time of checking out, you will get an option to leave special instructions for each dish. You can ask for customization in that box. If your customization changes the pricing of the dish, we will be in touch with you with a refund or an upcharge.

Can I reschedule my appointment?

In most cases, it is possible to reschedule appointments with a 24-hour notice. If you have an emergency, we will do our best to accommodate our needs. All rescheduling related to health reasons are free.

Can I purchase a gift card?

You can purchase gift cards for a variety of occasions – Father’s day, Mother’s day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Holidays. Not to mention gift cards for a variety of people in your life – teachers, significant others etc.

Who We Are

CookinGenie is a platform to connect you to your local private chef, or Genies as we love to call them. You can browse from over hundreds of dishes they offer and reserve a date and time online to have our Genies cook fresh food, from scratch right in your kitchen. Browse/Schedule/order (or book) just in […]

What is the validity of gift card?

Our gift cards have a 12-month validity period. In some special cases, we may offer you a limited time promotional gift card. If in doubt, call support and we can verify this for you.

Allergies & Dietary Restrictions

Do you have any food allergies, or you have to follow a dietary plan, CookinGenie can help you create custom meals just for you. CookinGenie can work around your dietary restrictions to create a balanced meal right for you. We have local and international cuisines on our menu, and we can customize them according to […]

For Seniors

Are you looking for fresh and healthy meal options for your special dietary needs? CookinGenie can work around your dietary restrictions to create a balanced meal right for you. We have local and international cuisines on our menu, and we can customize them according to your diet.

Gifting an experience

Are you looking for a truly unique gift card? Get your loved ones excited about a gift truly unique as they are. We have CookinGenie Giftcards available for every occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, mother’s day, teacher’s day…. Please visit https://cookingenie.com/gift-experience to find out the available gift cards. Do not see what you are looking for? Please […]

Dinner party

Planning a party or just hanging out with friends, CookinGenie will help you to create a memorable experience. Our Genie will shop, cook & clean the menu of your choice while you enjoy your time with your loved ones.

Meal prep

If you have a busy lifestyle and want to have fresh and healthy meals, CookinGenie will be the right solution for you. With CookinGenie you will get: Fresh meals prepared right in your kitchen by one of our Genie’s Can choose different cuisines from the Genie’s menu. Can customize your order as per your dietary […]

Are genies professional chefs?

Most Genies are professional chefs and some of our Genies are excellent culinary experts who are passionate about fresh home cooking.

How are the genies selected?

All our Genies are selected by undergoing the following process: A background check. Interview with our recruiting specialist. Tasting Day where they prepare each dish live & we taste it to ensure that our users are getting great tasting fresh food. Or as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Be […]

What happens to the leftovers?

Simply reheat and eat or pack a lunch for the kids next day. We cook in 4 or 8 portions. You may have leftovers to enjoy for your next meal.

What you need to book a genie

Kitchen size: We have cooked in kitchens of all sizes. We need a functioning set of appliances (fridge, cooktop, oven) and common kitchen accessories (pots, pans, spatulas, mixing bowls). Our Genies are experts. They can adapt to any kitchen. If we need something specific, we will check in ahead of time. If you do not have the item, the Genie […]

How to select a Genie’s menu? 

To select a Genie first visit the page https://cookingenie.com/genie and then add your location. After you add the location, you will get the list of all genies available in your area. Select a Genie to browse their menu.  

I just booked a genie. Now what?

After placing the order, you will receive a confirmation email to your given email address and a text message to your registered mobile number. It will have the details of your order and appointment.

How do I place an order?

Please go to cookingenie.com. Please enter your zipcode or address, and date you would like the genie to come cook for you. If you need additional help, please call (833) 436-4387 or email us at support@cookingenie.com

Safety

Our Genies are trained chefs or well experienced cooks who know how to handle food safely. Our genies always wear masks during the appointment, and we request you practice social distancing while the genie is in your kitchen. Another key safety measure is handwashing. You will see our Genies wash hands religiously during the cooking process. 

Dietary preferences/allergies

We cater to all dietary preferences. If you have a special dietary need, you can leave us your instructions in the “special instruction” box while ordering and we will alter the dish to suit your tastes. We will try our best to accommodate most requests. For food allergies, please indicate in the special instructions box too. […]

Dishes

We have over 300 dishes on our platform. The dishes range from appetizers, salads, soups, entrees, desserts etc. The dishes are quite varied to cater to many tastes. For example, we have regular entrees featuring beef, pork, chicken, salmon as well as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, kid friendly, leftover friendly options.  

Cuisines

We are a digital restaurant with multiple cuisines. Italian, American, Mexican, Indian, Peruvian, English – the list goes on. Some of our Genies mix and match techniques resulting in fusion dishes. For example, we have an American classic surf and turf dish with classic French sauces (like Bechamel) and Italian sides (like Risotto). So Some dishes are unique creations only available at CookinGenie.com.